During Dyslexia Awareness Week we began our UK-based initiative Go Green for Dyslexia 2018. We asked schools and businesses to raise awareness and help change the ‘no-action’ approach to dyslexia we so often see. We had great success with many buildings and over 3000 children participating in Go Green!
Go and get information Go and get tested Go and get help
|What We Know||What To Do|
|Many teachers do not know how to help children they suspect have dyslexia.||Dyslexia Training is an online course of videos that shows teachers how to help. Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week www.nessy.com/uk/product/dyslexia-training.If you want to take your training further then the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) offer training courses and accredited level programs, with the aim of helping them to better support students who have dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/educator/bda-services-educators|
|Many people suspect they might have dyslexia but have not done anything about it.||Find out about dyslexia:
Download the Dyslexia Explained the ebook from www.nessy.com/uk/-e-book . Watch the Dyslexia Explained videos (a new one will be available every day for free during dyslexia awareness week).
|Even in children as young as 5 years old, dyslexia can be identified with a high degree of accuracy.||Get screened or tested. Nessy has a free screener for 5-7 year olds. Go to dyslexiatest.me . If you are older, use the Dyslexia Quest screener. Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week. www.nessy.com/uk/product/dyslexia-screening|
|90% of children with reading difficulties will achieve the appropriate reading age if they get help by year 2. However 75% of children whose help is delayed to age 9 or later, will continue to struggle throughout school.||Don’t delay. Take action early! People with dyslexia need an individualised program of structured literacy. Take a free trial of the Nessy Reading and Spelling program at nessy.com
Free Trial available here: www.nessy.com/free-trial/signup
October 1st marks the beginning of Dyslexia Awareness Week. In partnership with the British Dyslexia Association Nessy is encouraging schools, businesses and homes to GO Green for Dyslexia !
To raise awareness and encourage action to improve the lives of dyslexics, the British Dyslexia Association and Nessy are going green for dyslexia.
For one week, we will light our offices in green and wear our greenest clothes – and we hope you will do the same.
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol Dyslexia Centre
Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Ashton Gate Stadium
University of Bristol – Will’s Memorial Building
SpiderGroup – [HERE] building
Photographs by Huntley Hedworth